Hard Bop Pioneer Horace Silver Dies

Hard Bop pioneer and pianist Horace Silver has died. Silver, who suffered from Alzheimer's Disease in recent years, was one of...

Iconic Jazz Singer Dee Dee Bridgewater and Theo Croker: A Dynamic Duo

If jazz musicians are like one big happy family, then Dee Dee Bridgewater would certainly be the protective big sister over...

Somalia’s First Formal Musical Event in 25 Years

Phil Moore of Al Jazeera is reporting that Somalia held its first formal musical performances in more than 25 years last week....

OITNB: Why Are We Mad at Hough When 'Farina' is Making a Comeback?

The blogosphere is still reeling over Dancing with the Stars dancer Julianne Hough's poor taste in Halloween attire this year. In...

Nelson George: 'Funk is the Link Between Soul and Hip-Hop'

Black pop culture curator Nelson George screened his upcoming VH1 Rock Doc, Finding The Funk, on opening night of Atlanta’s BronzeLens...

DRC: Children Use Art to Work Through Pain

by Nsenga K. Burton UNICEF is reporting that children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are using art to cope with...

India Arie Returns to Spotlight with 'SongVersation'

India.Arie’s music speaks loud and clear. The Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, guitarist and Atlanta native delivered a memorable Oct. 18 homecoming...

Tunisian Rapper Sentenced to Jail for Anti-Cop Lyrics

NSFW (Not Safe for Work - pas sûr pour le travail) Reuters is reporting that a Tunisian court has sentenced a rap...

‘Invisible Universe’ Documentary Explores Blackness and Science-Fiction

M. Asli Dukan's documentary 'Invisible Universe: A History of Blackness in Speculative Fiction' explores the relationship between the Black body and...

EXCLUSIVE: Billy Cobham Talks 40th Anniversary of Seminal LP 'Spectrum'

This year marks the 40th anniversary of drummer Billy Cobham's debut LP, Spectrum. Originally released in October 1973 on Atlantic Records,...

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